Tahitian small ship cruising - TAC17
Number of Days: 8
- Features:- Maximum of 24-guests- 3-hours cruising per day- Overnights at anchor- Oversized cabins and suites- Exceptional dining experience- All inclusive meals, drinks on board- Excursions as per itinerary- 10 professional crew
Tahitian small ship cruising
Sunday - Bora Bora to Raiatea
We suggest you take the 1:30pm flight from Papeete to Bora Bora. After landing we have scenic helicopter transfers to the ship that commence from Bora Bora airport from 3:30pm. Take time to explore your onboard home for the next week, meet fellow guests and our fabulous crew. A light snack is served on deck as we move to the lagoon for the evening. After dinner onboard, you are invited to Captain's cocktails with stunning mountains as a backdrop. We remain inside the lagoon for a comfortable sleep at anchor.
Monday - Bora Bora to Taha'a
After a leisurely breakfast we cruise across the Bora Bora lagoon (don't worry- we'll be back) and depart on a 3-hour crossing to the island pair of Taha'a and Raiatea. Lunch is served on entering the lagoon at Herepiti Bay on the Southwestern side of Taha'a. We have a guided tour of a local pearl farm where you may dive for your own pearls. Later this afternoon we dock alongside at Uturoa where an evening stroll ashore is on offer.
Tuesday - Raiatea to Huahine
After breakfast you have time to visit the local shops and the shell market before we depart for the Faaroa River tour. Prepare to be entertained as we show off the eastern lagoon on Raiatea and wind up the tiny Faaroa River, Tahiti's only "navigable river". Return to the ship by mid afternoon and try some trolling while we cruise to Teapaa Bay on Huahine. Huahine is known as the garden island due to an abundance of lush tropical foliage. It is also extremely picturesque with steep mountains descending into protected bays of azure blue and emerald green waters.
Wednesday – Huahine
After a tropical breakfast on deck we spend the morning swimming or exploring at Teapaa Beach. Lunch is served as we move to Fare and the afternoon is filled with snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and the chance for an swim in these beautiful waters. This evening we are entertained with a cultural show and Tahitian dancing.
Thursday - Huahine to Taha'a
We depart Huahine around 9am for the 20-mile passage to Taha'a eastern reef and you are welcome to try your hand at fishing on the way. After lunch we visit a local vanilla plantation before we circumnavigate the northern shores of this amazing region. We have stunning sunset views of magical Bora Bora in the distance before dinner is served on the aft deck.
Friday - Taha'a to Bora Bora
Motu's everywhere, turquoise water- this is the place to snorkel the amazing coral gardens or have one of the crew to help you explore by tender. No organised tours here- just unbelievable unspoilt beauty. Today could be a sunscreen and Hinano Tahitian beer day! The setting is special with the reef in the foreground and the towering peaks of Bora Bora in the distance. After a 3-hour journey we enter the Bora Bora lagoon. You are welcome to come up to the bridge , as we make our way through the entrance in the reef. Once we are anchored, join the Captain for happy hour cocktails at Bloody Mary's; an experience of a lifetime. Sand floors and a superstar history that stretches back 30 years.
Saturday - Bora Bora
After breakfast we visit Motu Tapu for our professionally guided ray and shark experience; standing in waist deep water and meeting these amazing friends. After lunch we are at Toopu Islands for swimming, beachcombing, snorkelling and sunbathing. Tonight is our farewell dinner where the crew join us for a final evening onboard.
Sunday - Bora Bora
Breakfast is served on deck before the tenders transfer you to Vaitape ferry terminal by 9:30am. From here you may catch the ferry to Bora Bora airport to arrive in time for the 11:25am flight to Papeete.
Includes:- Helicopter scenic transfer between Bora Bora airport and 'Island Passage'.- Seven nights on 'Island Passage' includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.- Beer, wine, spirits, soft drink, juice, bottled water, tea and espresso coffee.- All cabins/suites offer private en-suites and individual air-conditioning.- Exclusive shore excursions and village visits as detailed in itinerary.- Use of kayaks, paddle boards, tenders, snorkel and fish equipment carried onboard.- Raiatea Island and river tour.- Polynesian Song and Dance show on board in Huahine.- Vanilla Plantation excursion on Tahaa.- Pearl Farm excursion on Tahaa where guests dive for their own pearl.- Coral Garden drift snorkelling safari near Tahaa.- Shark and Ray excursion in Bora Bora.
- From $5950